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The Youth Worker's Guide to Helping Teenagers in Crisis
When youth work becomes crisis managers. Anyone who stays in youth ministry for a while will encounter significant crises. Family break-ups, substance abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, cutting, suicide, gun violences But without proper and immediate care, crises like these can cause years of emotional pain and spiritual scarring in students. Rich Van Pelt and Jim Ha ...more
Paperback, 291 pages
Published December 31st 2007 by Zondervan Publishing Company
(first published June 1st 2007)
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This is a good introduction to dealing with crisis situations in youth ministry. It covers a lot of ground . . . particularly in section 5 which highlights many crisis issues adolescents often face. For each, the authors provide a very sketchy approach to providing pastoral care and/or crisis intervention in the specific situation. The personal stories of the authors related to crisis situations they have encountered add color and value to the book. The book is far from complete in providing gui ...more